We couldn’t achieve everything we want to without our volunteers.
What’s more, research now shows that volunteering not only helps the charity, it benefits the volunteer too – keeping you fit, alert and socially active!
What does it involve?
Most volunteers come in once a week to help people with learning disabilities in their morning or afternoon skills training sessions. If you enjoy arts, gardening or cooking you could put your experience to use to helping a person one-to-one. Other volunteers come in to help with odd jobs and grounds maintenance – mowing lawns and weeding.
Volunteer drivers – are always welcome as every day people we support need lifts to activities and work experience in Bookham, Dorking and Leatherhead mainly. We can organise this to suit your timing – even two hours a week helps.
Befrienders or buddies – these volunteers offer to visit a person with a disability as a friend. Even meeting for a cup of tea or a drive to a cafe will make their day, especially those with no close family.
Expression of interest form
Fill out to express your interest or call Karen Pinchbeck, Volunteer Co-ordinator, for a chat on
Tel. 01372 455224 Got questions? See our FAQs here
Corporate volunteering is an excellent way for companies to develop team leadership skills in an environment outside the workplace. Team members get to know each other, work together, have fun and contribute something positive to the local community.
A group of corporate volunteers can complete a task in one day that would take weeks for our staff to do. We take groups of up to 12 individuals per day. Teams hopefully go away from their day at The Grange with more of an understanding of people with disabilities.
Volunteers from organisations can get involved in several ways:
- Team days in horticulture in our grounds in Bookham
- Painting and wood preserving our workshops, gates and sheds
- Running fundraising events in the workplace, eg Dress Down Friday, Coffee and Cake mornings, Sponsored Bike Rides or Swimathons
- Helping us with publicity, IT or training
We always promote the companies who help us through our newsletter and social media.